The growth of internet shopping means that retail outlets have to come up with ever-more innovative ways to entice people inside. One of the most effective ways to do this is by using a material which has been around for thousands of years – glass.
Thames Contracts, who specialise in high-end shop fitting and design in and around London, look at the benefits of using glass in your shop refit or refurbishment for customers, staff, and the business as a whole.
A glass front window display is excellent at enticing customers in off the street, but the benefits of a glass shop front don’t stop there. Having plenty of natural light in your store makes people more relaxed, and therefore more likely to spend longer inside – with ‘spend’ being the operative word.
Just as the natural light provided by glass windows makes customers more relaxed, it also helps your employees too. It boosts their body’s vitamin D intake, improving their sleep, mental health and immune systems.
And if you opt for toughened glass for your front window, then this will do far more than deter thieves and vandals. It will significantly reduce noise pollution, giving customers a more peaceful and pleasant shopping experience.
Using glass inside your shop also has a host of advantages. Using glass displays instead of solid walls makes it possible for customers to see as many of your products as possible, making it more likely they will make a purchase.
Using glass displays helps your staff too. By being able to more easily see the stock and where it is kept, it makes it easier to carry out inventories and stocktakes, as well as to see if any items have been stolen, moved or misplaced. This is particularly important for high-end jewellery stores and other shops with valuable stock.Starting a New Project? Free Quotation
And just like the colour black, glass is timeless and will never go out of fashion. It won’t fade either – all it needs is an occasional clean.
The Importance of Glass Partitioning
You can also use glass to create a solid yet seamless partition between different areas or departments within your shop or to highlight special offers and sales. And it is easy to reconfigure, so you shouldn’t have to spend valuable time on reorganising the floorspace to accommodate winter sales, summer collections and any other seasonal promotions.
These extra walls also provide an excellent opportunity to place company branding and logos, as well as directions to help customers navigate around the store. This signage also prevents people from bumping into the glass accidentally.
At Thames Contracts, we have fitted glass partitioning in high-end shops and offices across London. We can offer our customers a choice of toughened or switchable glass and partitions which come in a variety of colours and finishes.
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Do you want to put glass at the heart of your shop refurb of refit? If so, Thames Contracts are the people to call.
After our initial visit, we will create a proposal with 3D graphics so you can get a real ‘feel’ for how your shop will look. This design is not set in stone and can be adjusted according to your specific needs and budget.
If you would like your refurb or refit to be completed by a company with an excellent reputation, give us a call us on 020 8368 0045 or follow this link and fill in the online contact form and we’ll get back to you. We also provide high quality refits and refurbs of offices and restaurants, bars and social clubs.